Initially, our consciousness is not our own consciousness. What we perceive to be our consciousness is really our unique individual perception of the conscious energy we are receiving.
Whether we are aware of it or not, we translate conscious energy through our genetic construction, that has been developed in a particular environment. Nature and nurture.
How we perceive the world is an interpretation of the energy flowing into us. Our behavior and the choices we make are how we communicate that energy into the universe.
We can develop our own consciousness through an increasingly focused, disciplined, and efficient practice of living life and reflecting upon our experiences; experiences that include the thoughts going through our minds and how they are processed.
We cannot will our own consciousness into existence with empty, wrote, and repetitive adherence to blind rituals.